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Campy I love you, but why Torx?

Old 03-18-09, 08:29 AM
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I bought a set of torx bits for like $6. The legit complaint for Campy is the $800,000 chain tool.
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Old 03-18-09, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Percist View Post
To install the new Campy shifters don't roll back the brake hood like when you wrap the bars, go through the front of the hood adjacent to the lever with a long torx driver. Easy as pie.

It's Worked on 3 11-speed gruppos so far.
That's how I ended up doing it as well, since the other way was impossible.
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Old 03-18-09, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by cuski View Post
That's how I ended up doing it as well, since the other way was impossible.
The other way isn't impossible but going thru the front with a T25 screwdriver is the way to go. Campy did it because torx have superior surface area engagement and will yield better engagement at obtuse angles compared to allen screws. Biggest reason? A torx screw driver thru the front does not serrate the rubber boot like a polygon shaped allen.
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Old 03-18-09, 11:35 AM
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I'd guess that this isn't so much the situation in the world of bikes, but it seems to me that in some other industries designers throw torx or other weird standards into their products to protect users from themselves. Amazing what a fool with a set of wrenches can do to things that need to be adjusted or properly torqued rather than just snugged up.

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Old 03-18-09, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Percist View Post
go through the front of the hood
as the brits say- brill!
went out for 3 hours on the new ergos and love the shape, best hoods yet. The shift lever does have a softer touch, but so far i think i actually prefer it. much easier braking from the drops too.
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Old 03-18-09, 12:19 PM
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Yeah, aesthetics aside, the new shifters fit very comfortably. How's the 595 treating you, Bruce?
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it's an 07 585, far and away my favorite frame ever. for me, near perfect.
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Old 03-18-09, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by sac02 View Post
+1 for the "torx is better" camp; real question should be why everyone else is using hex.

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Old 03-18-09, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Surferbruce View Post
it's an 07 585, far and away my favorite frame ever. for me, near perfect.
Doh, I couldn't remember exactly whether it was a 585 or 595.
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Old 03-27-09, 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Surferbruce View Post
as the brits say- brill!
went out for 3 hours on the new ergos and love the shape, best hoods yet. The shift lever does have a softer touch, but so far i think i actually prefer it. much easier braking from the drops too.
Cool that you like them Bruce. I love the stretched out position on the hoods around the new bigger stumps. They rock. I have them on FSA's wing compact...great combo.
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